13. Eugene McDaniels "Jagger the Dagger" (1971)
Producer: Joel Dorn
Album: Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse
Amir: "It's originally off an interlude on the first Tribe album, another sample that was huge. Eugene McDaniels also wrote Roberta Flack's 'Feel Like Making Love,' and produced for a lot of other people. He had a couple solo albums, that's actually from the Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse album, the beats on that are bananas. That album has been raped for samples. Ever since Tribe used it, everyone else is like, 'I gotta find that album' and they found the other shit on there that was well worth sampling."
Kon: "That record is cool for many reasons. I've never seen it not a promo, I don't think it ever came out commercially. There were a lot of political reasons behind why it got shelved, also heavy racism. 'Jagger the Dagger' was a diss to Mick Jagger from The Rolling Stones.
"Basically, people felt a certain way about his popularity, as an example of white guys playing the blues, rock and soul, which is black music. I guess, at the time, black artists couldn't get the same shake, if you will. But everyone has used that since. Beatnuts used that, Pete Rock flipped the shit outta that...real crazy record."
Sampled On: Gravediggaz "Nowhere To Run, Nowhere To Hide" (1994)